This title was first published in 2003. Meticulously documenting Intra-state violence and the responses to it from a global perspective, this volume deals with a core element of future global governance within its historical and sociological context. It provides a striking analysis of the prevention of violence and resolving conflict, elaborating on the role that key regional and international organizations (e.g. UN, OSCE, COE, OAU-AU and OSA) have or should have in the prevention of violence and terrorism, as well as in the protection of human and minority rights. The work is an invaluable addition to the collections of scholars and students in the fields of peace and conflict research, international relations, sociology, ethnic studies, international law and development research.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction: ethno-nationalism in the international system. Ethno-Nationalist Challenge within the Nation-State: The nation-state project : colonial export and ’mother of disorder’; Intra-state conflicts and disappearance of clausewitzean warfare; Genocide as the ultimate crime; Structural features of ethno-nationalist conflicts. Responses of the International System: Options for preventing violence and resolving conflict; Minorities, new states, and human rights; Multilateral regimes for regulating intra-state conflict; Conflict management and a new role for the United Nations; Summary; Appendices; Index
Christian P. Scherrer (Dr), Professor for Peace Studies at Hiroshima Peace Institute (HPI) of Hiroshima City University; Head, ECOR; Board member of IFEK-IRECOR